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Smart Growth Candidate Forum 2014

April 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Election

Live Stream of the State School Superintendent Seat Forum at Peachtree Academy

The Covington News and Newton Conservative Liberty Alliance, a local conservative group, are hosting the final of their three primary forums, this one for the crowded state school superintendent seat, at 7 p.m., tonight at Peachtree Academy's Covington campus, 14101 U.S. Highway 278.

April 04, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | Election

Live Stream of the 10 District Congressional Forum

March 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Election

The News, conservative group host local forum

With U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, R-Athens, deciding to seek Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat, a crowded field of Republicans is lining up to take his 10th district seat, which represents the eastern half of Newton County.

March 15, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Election

State House 112 Forum Video at Peachtree Academy

March 11, 2014 | Staff Report | Election

Slate of 2014 candidates set

The slate of county, state and federal candidates seeking office in Georgia in 2014 is set after qualifying ended noon Friday, and Newton County voters may experience a few cases of déjà vu, in addition to seeing some new candidates entering the scene.

March 08, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Election

Full list of local, state, federal candidates

The slate of local, state and federal candidates seeking office in Georgia is set after qualifying ended at noon today. Check out the full list of races involving Newton County below. (A bolded "P" by the seat means there will be a contested primary election on May 20.)

March 07, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Election

Henderson, Handel to meet with voters

With the May 20 Primary seemingly around the corner, and early voting beginning April 28, state and local candidates are working to sway voters.

March 06, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Election

State house 112 forum is tonight

One of Newton County's most important state legislative seats is up for grabs this year, and The Covington News and Newton Conservative Liberty Alliance are hosting a forum tonight for the public.

March 06, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Election


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Don't forget: Candidate forum at 6:30 tonight

Candidates in state and country races will discuss the issues at 6 tonight in a forum at the Covington Branch Library on Floyd Street.

October 03, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Election

The results are in - State Legislature

Tuesday's unofficial runoff returns have determined the party candidates competing in the Nov. 2 general elections. A final tally of ballots will be confirmed at a later date. Results from the races concerning Newton County are as follows as of press time:

August 10, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Election

The results are in - Newton County Board of Education

The seat for Newton County Board of Education District 1 has been filled and the Democratic ticket decided for District 3.

August 10, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Election

GOP Gathering

Local Republicans packed into the Historic Courthouse Monday night to listen to gubernatorial candidate Karen Handel, U.S 8th Congressional District candidate Austin Scott and Public Service Commission candidate John Douglas.

July 28, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Election

Local BOC, BOE final results

Board of Commissioners

District 2, Democrat

July 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Election

Governor's race up to the minute results

With 100% of Newton County and 72% of Georgia precincts reporting. The first number is the nubmer of votes cast for each candidate in Newton County. The second is the percentage of votes in the state. This will be the last update posted by the Covington News tonight. For more election results, please visit

July 20, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Election

Candidates answer questions posed at Chamber forum

The Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce held the Primary season's final political forum at the Covington Branch Library July 8, playing host to 2010 Newton County Board of Commissioners and Board of Education candidates. Each set of candidates was asked one question by the chamber, followed by questions from the audience.

July 18, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Election

Early voting to begin for crowded primary

One of the most crowded local election years in recent history officially starts Monday with early voting for the July 20 primary.

June 06, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Election

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